Tag: construction

What to use for damp-proofing on my Advantage ICF foundation

A frequently asked question I get is, “what-to use for damp-proofing on my Advantage ICF foundation walls?” Many types of damp-proofing products are suitable for use with the Advantage ICF system. From traditional spray on ones (water based) to the various types of wraps….

General Contractor Relies on PlastiSpan HD for Residential Remodeling

For contractor Yves Voyer, Plasti-Fab EPS products have become a go-to solution for energy-efficient retrofits. Voyer owns YVEX Construction, a Gatineau, Quebec-based general contracting firm specializing in residential and commercial remodeling. On residential remodels, Voyer is able to increase the energy efficiency of nearly…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using DuroSpan™ to Insulate your Basement Floor

As the weather begins to turn towards spring, many get the urge to begin home renovations. One of the easiest ways to make a space usable is to insulate it. So today, we are going to discuss how to insulate your basement floor with…

What to use for damp-proofing on my ICF foundation

A frequently asked question I get is, “what-to use for damp-proofing on my Advantage ICF foundation walls?” Many types of damp-proofing products are suitable for use with the Advantage ICF system. From traditional spray on ones (water based) to the various types of wraps….

8 Reasons you Should be Building with Ready-To-Assemble SIPS from Insulspan

Building an energy efficient home or commercial building is easier than one might think. Insulspan’s Ready to Assemble system allows for fast, efficient construction. Where else can you get a complete thermal envelope,  with all your windows and doors cut and ready in one place?…

Using DuroFoam to Insulate your Basement Floor

Written by: Melissa Carruthers Many of you are familiar with our DuroFoam insulation product and the types of applications you can use it for. Essentially DuroFoam is PlastiSpan insulation but DuroFoam is laminated with a green side and a silver side. This allows for flexibility…

Starting the foundation and placing the footings

Written by: Greg Doren Follow me on Twitter @GregDoren In the last blog I spoke about how I promote and sell Advantage ICFs, and help others realize their house building goals. I mentioned that this time around I would be using the Advantage ICF…

Advantage product manager builds his dream home – using his own product

Written by: Greg Doren Follow me on Twitter @GregDoren For more than 11 years as product manager of Advantage ICF, I have helped build and market the brand while working with ICF projects all across North America, helping people build their homes as they…

Tilt-up Walls for Energy Efficiency Commercial Construction

Another energy efficient wall solution in commercial construction is the precast concrete panel option. Also known as tilt-up walls, they can be easily and economically insulated by incorporating Plasti-Fab PlastiSpan insulation into the panel when they are manufactured. The panel can then be easily…

PlastiSpan Exterior Foundation Insulation for Commercial Construction

Written by: Melissa Carruthers Follow me on Twitter @MelissaC_PFB To date we have covered grade beams, compressible fill material, ICF frost walls, and under slab insulation for our commercial structure.  The use of Plasti-Fab EPS in these applications provides not only thermal resistance, but a…